Today I sent my daughter to school for the first time

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My five year old daughter started school for the very first time today. She’s really excited. I’m really excited for her. To be honest, I think she’s more excited about wearing her school shoes than anything else, but you can’t blame her. Who doesn’t love new shoes? It’s the start of a new chapter in her life. So far, her experience of the world has been mostly through us. Her little family – mum, dad and her little sis. Now, a big new world opens up for her. She’ll start experiencing things without me, dad or little sister in tow….

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Meet the girl who took on Everest to educate girls

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We are constantly inspired by our incredible community. Every day you blow us away with your passion, your creativity, and your enthusiasm. And the lengths (and heights!) you’ll go to in order to educate girls.  While most of us were vegging out, nursing food comas, or just generally eating, drinking and merry-making over the festive season, Georgia was taking on something epic. She was trekking to Everest Base Camp and she was doing it to educate girls. Starting with a goal of raising $900 to educate 3 girls – Georgia was immediately overwhelmed with the support she got. As the…

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10 days till Christmas: 10 ways to WIN at life this Silly Season

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So.. it’s that time of year again. The end of the year is fast approaching and if you’re anything like us, you’re probably in full blown panic mode. Work’s winding up. There are seemingly endless holiday parties. You’re trying to find some time to relax and rest after a hectic year, oh and… Christmas shopping too? No no no. And no. It’s all a bit too much, right? Well. Don’t panic. Take a beat. Breathe. Because the Silly Season shouldn’t be the Stressful Season. With 10 days to go (yes, 10!) here are 10 tips from us for how to…

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First it was Ebola, and now this. What should a girl do when her whole life is washed away?

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A couple of weeks ago I had one of those experiences that changes your whole perspective on the world. It was a Wednesday night, and Lauren and I were hosting a call with some of our scholarship girls in Sierra Leone, and our Project Officer, Emmanuel (the calls are something we offer to our Founding Members of Graduation) – We wanted to hear a direct update from them about how being back in school has impacted their life and how every day life was going after the Ebola outbreak had calmed down. We’ve hosted a call like this once before, and it…

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3 Powerful Storytelling Lessons that every Non-Profit and Small Business Should Know.

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“We believe that well told stories can change the world.” And that was it. With a single line, I was hooked. After meeting Patrick Moreau from Stillmotion at a Storytelling With Heart workshop last year, I knew that we’d found something special. As a non-profit organization, we’re well aware that powerful stories can change everything. Since we’re in the business of selling a ‘vision’ and a possibility of a new future, we need to be experts at storytelling. We don’t have a tangible product to sell. You give to us because you believe in what we do and you want…

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Snotty, teary, and heartbroken: thoughts from Uganda

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Hey guys, it’s Chantelle here. For the past two weeks I’ve been in Kampala, Uganda. I’ve been scoping out potential partners to work with in bringing One Girl’s work to Uganda, and also meeting some of our potential new scholars. Listening to their stories, hearing about their challenges, and the insane things they’ve gone through. And I am completely and utterly heartbroken. I’m sitting here in my room, crying my eyes out. I have snot dripping down my face. My face is a swollen mess. And I haven’t slept properly in days. This is not the glamorous side of our…

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